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Salinity of the Scheldt
Salinity of the Scheldt
Description The tide in the Scheldt estuary penetrates far inland to Ghent, where the tidal sluices abruptly stop the tidal influence. Along the 160 km between the Scheldt estuary and Ghent, we find a very nice gradient of salt seawater, brakish water and fresh river water.(Source: Breine, J.J.; Maes, J.; Stevens, M.; Simoens, I.; Elliott, M.; Hemingway, K.; Van den Bergh, E. (2008). HARBASINS Report: Water management strategies for estuarine and transitional waters in the North Sea Region. Habitat needs to realise conservation goals for fish in estuaries: case study of the tidal Schelde. Rapport van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, R.2008.3. Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek: Groenendaal. 45 pp.) Zeewetenschappen). Author De Hauwere, Nathalie PNG file - 3.81 MB - 7 012 x 4 962 pixels added on 2012-11-283 189 viewsGazetteer Places on this image:Schelde From reference Copejans, E.; Smits, M. (2011). De wetenschap van de zee:... Download full sizeDownload full size Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
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